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Argentina's Lionel Messi, centre, walks at the pitch during the group D match between Argentina and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. Croatia defeated Argentina 3-0. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
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Argentina's Lionel Messi, centre, walks at the pitch during the group D match between Argentina and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. Croatia defeated Argentina 3-0. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
Argentina's Lionel Messi reacts after the third goal of Croatia during the group D match between Argentina and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. Croatia won 3-0. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
The Latest: Germany, Mexico, Belgium headline Saturday games
Argentina's Lionel Messi reacts after the third goal of Croatia during the group D match between Argentina and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. Croatia won 3-0. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Croatia's fans walk from the Nizhniy Novgorod Kremlin during of the Russia 2018 World Cup football tournament. (AFP Photo/Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV)
Greener pastures
Croatia's fans walk from the Nizhniy Novgorod Kremlin during of the Russia 2018 World Cup football tournament. (AFP Photo/Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV)
Fans of Argentina lean against the security glass after their side's 0-3 lost against Croatia during the group D match at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
Messi needs to dig deep to end Argentina's woes at World Cup
Fans of Argentina lean against the security glass after their side's 0-3 lost against Croatia during the group D match at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
Argentina watches in disbelief at the end of a televised broadcast of the Croatia vs. Argentina World Cup soccer match, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, June 21, 2018. Argentina lost 3-0 to Croatia. (AP Photo Jorge Saenz)
Messi needs to dig deep to end Argentina's woes at World Cup
Argentina watches in disbelief at the end of a televised broadcast of the Croatia vs. Argentina World Cup soccer match, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, June 21, 2018. Argentina lost 3-0 to Croatia. (AP Photo Jorge Saenz)
Argentine fans react in disbelief at the end of a televised broadcast of the Croatia vs Argentina World Cup soccer match, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, June 21, 2018. Argentina lost 3-0 to Croatia. (AP Photo Jorge Saenz)
Messi needs to dig deep to end Argentina's woes at World Cup
Argentine fans react in disbelief at the end of a televised broadcast of the Croatia vs Argentina World Cup soccer match, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, June 21, 2018. Argentina lost 3-0 to Croatia. (AP Photo Jorge Saenz)
Argentina's Lionel Messi reacts after the group D match between Argentina and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. Croatia won 3-0. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Messi needs to dig deep to end Argentina's woes at World Cup
Argentina's Lionel Messi reacts after the group D match between Argentina and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. Croatia won 3-0. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
An Argentinian fan leans on a security glass at the end of the group D match between Argentina and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. Croatia defeated Argentina 3-0. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
Messi needs to dig deep to end Argentina's woes at World Cup
An Argentinian fan leans on a security glass at the end of the group D match between Argentina and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. Croatia defeated Argentina 3-0. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
Argentina's Lionel Messi, left, and Argentina's Nicolas Otamendi react at the end of the group D match between Argentina and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Nizhny Novgorod stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
Messi needs to dig deep to end Argentina's woes at World Cup
Argentina's Lionel Messi, left, and Argentina's Nicolas Otamendi react at the end of the group D match between Argentina and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Nizhny Novgorod stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Press Conference - Croatia Training Camp, Saint Petersburg, Russia - June 22, 2018 Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic during the press conference REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
World Cup - Croatia Press Conference
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Press Conference - Croatia Training Camp, Saint Petersburg, Russia - June 22, 2018 Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic during the press conference REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Press Conference - Croatia Training Camp, Saint Petersburg, Russia - June 22, 2018 Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic during the press conference REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
World Cup - Croatia Press Conference
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Press Conference - Croatia Training Camp, Saint Petersburg, Russia - June 22, 2018 Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic during the press conference REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
Argentina players gathered late Thursday night after their disastrous loss to Croatia and asked for Jorge Sampaoli’s immediate removal as manager, according to reports.
Argentina players reportedly asked for coach Jorge Sampaoli's removal
Argentina players gathered late Thursday night after their disastrous loss to Croatia and asked for Jorge Sampaoli’s immediate removal as manager, according to reports.
Argentina players gathered late Thursday night after their disastrous loss to Croatia and asked for Jorge Sampaoli’s immediate removal as manager, according to reports.
Argentina players reportedly asked for coach Jorge Sampaoli's removal
Argentina players gathered late Thursday night after their disastrous loss to Croatia and asked for Jorge Sampaoli’s immediate removal as manager, according to reports.
Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic said his team's performance left Lionel Messi 'powerless' (AFP Photo/Dimitar DILKOFF)
Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic said his team's performance left Lionel Messi 'powerless'
Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic said his team's performance left Lionel Messi 'powerless' (AFP Photo/Dimitar DILKOFF)
Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic said his team's performance left Lionel Messi 'powerless'
Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic said his team's performance left Lionel Messi 'powerless'
Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic said his team's performance left Lionel Messi 'powerless'
Diego Maradona was watching on as Argentina crashed to an embarrassing 3-0 defeat by Croatia
Diego Maradona was watching on as Argentina crashed to an embarrassing 3-0 defeat by Croatia
Diego Maradona was watching on as Argentina crashed to an embarrassing 3-0 defeat by Croatia
Diego Maradona was watching on as Argentina crashed to an embarrassing 3-0 defeat by Croatia (AFP Photo/Dimitar DILKOFF)
Diego Maradona was watching on as Argentina crashed to an embarrassing 3-0 defeat by Croatia
Diego Maradona was watching on as Argentina crashed to an embarrassing 3-0 defeat by Croatia (AFP Photo/Dimitar DILKOFF)
Argentina's Nicolas Otamendi (17) argues with Croatia's Dejan Lovren (6) during the group D match between Argentina and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Nizhny Novgorod stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
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Argentina's Nicolas Otamendi (17) argues with Croatia's Dejan Lovren (6) during the group D match between Argentina and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Nizhny Novgorod stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Press Conference - Croatia Training Camp, Saint Petersburg, Russia - June 22, 2018 Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic during the press conference REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
World Cup - Croatia Press Conference
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Press Conference - Croatia Training Camp, Saint Petersburg, Russia - June 22, 2018 Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic during the press conference REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Press Conference - Croatia Training Camp, Saint Petersburg, Russia - June 22, 2018 Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic during the press conference REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
World Cup - Croatia Press Conference
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Press Conference - Croatia Training Camp, Saint Petersburg, Russia - June 22, 2018 Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic during the press conference REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Press Conference - Croatia Training Camp, Saint Petersburg, Russia - June 22, 2018 Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic during the press conference REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
World Cup - Croatia Press Conference
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Press Conference - Croatia Training Camp, Saint Petersburg, Russia - June 22, 2018 Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic during the press conference REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Press Conference - Croatia Training Camp, Saint Petersburg, Russia - June 22, 2018 Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic during the press conference REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
World Cup - Croatia Press Conference
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Press Conference - Croatia Training Camp, Saint Petersburg, Russia - June 22, 2018 Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic during the press conference REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Press Conference - Croatia Training Camp, Saint Petersburg, Russia - June 22, 2018 Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic during the press conference REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
World Cup - Croatia Press Conference
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Press Conference - Croatia Training Camp, Saint Petersburg, Russia - June 22, 2018 Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic during the press conference REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Press Conference - Croatia Training Camp, Saint Petersburg, Russia - June 22, 2018 Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic during the press conference REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
World Cup - Croatia Press Conference
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Press Conference - Croatia Training Camp, Saint Petersburg, Russia - June 22, 2018 Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic during the press conference REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Press Conference - Croatia Training Camp, Saint Petersburg, Russia - June 22, 2018 Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic during the press conference REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
World Cup - Croatia Press Conference
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Press Conference - Croatia Training Camp, Saint Petersburg, Russia - June 22, 2018 Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic during the press conference REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Press Conference - Croatia Training Camp, Saint Petersburg, Russia - June 22, 2018 Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic during the press conference REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
World Cup - Croatia Press Conference
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Press Conference - Croatia Training Camp, Saint Petersburg, Russia - June 22, 2018 Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic during the press conference REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group D - Croatia vs Nigeria - Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad, Russia - June 16, 2018 Nigeria's Kelechi Iheanacho in action REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado
World Cup - Group D - Croatia vs Nigeria
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group D - Croatia vs Nigeria - Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad, Russia - June 16, 2018 Nigeria's Kelechi Iheanacho in action REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group D - Croatia vs Nigeria - Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad, Russia - June 16, 2018 Nigeria's Kelechi Iheanacho in action REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado
World Cup - Group D - Croatia vs Nigeria
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group D - Croatia vs Nigeria - Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad, Russia - June 16, 2018 Nigeria's Kelechi Iheanacho in action REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group D - Croatia vs Nigeria - Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad, Russia - June 16, 2018 Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr talks with a referee REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
World Cup - Group D - Croatia vs Nigeria
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group D - Croatia vs Nigeria - Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad, Russia - June 16, 2018 Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr talks with a referee REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
Jorge Sampaoli shows the strain during the defeat to Croatia.
As fighters, as entertainers, as a team, this Argentina project has failed
Jorge Sampaoli shows the strain during the defeat to Croatia.
Lionel Messi was ‘completely absent and disconnected’ during Argentina’s defeat by Croatia.
Argentina’s shambolic performance leaves country on brink of mutiny
Lionel Messi was ‘completely absent and disconnected’ during Argentina’s defeat by Croatia.
Argentina TV host holds a minute's silence after 3-0 defeat to Croatia at World Cup 2018
Argentina TV host holds a minute's silence after 3-0 defeat to Croatia at World Cup 2018
Argentina TV host holds a minute's silence after 3-0 defeat to Croatia at World Cup 2018
Argentina TV host holds a minute's silence after 3-0 defeat to Croatia at World Cup 2018
Argentina TV host holds a minute's silence after 3-0 defeat to Croatia at World Cup 2018
Argentina TV host holds a minute's silence after 3-0 defeat to Croatia at World Cup 2018
World Cup 2018: Peter Shilton mocks old adversary Diego Maradona after Argentina’s loss to Croatia
World Cup 2018: Peter Shilton mocks old adversary Diego Maradona after Argentina’s loss to Croatia
World Cup 2018: Peter Shilton mocks old adversary Diego Maradona after Argentina’s loss to Croatia
World Cup 2018: Peter Shilton mocks old adversary Diego Maradona after Argentina’s loss to Croatia
World Cup 2018: Peter Shilton mocks old adversary Diego Maradona after Argentina’s loss to Croatia
World Cup 2018: Peter Shilton mocks old adversary Diego Maradona after Argentina’s loss to Croatia
World Cup 2018: Peter Shilton mocks old adversary Diego Maradona after Argentina’s loss to Croatia
World Cup 2018: Peter Shilton mocks old adversary Diego Maradona after Argentina’s loss to Croatia
World Cup 2018: Peter Shilton mocks old adversary Diego Maradona after Argentina’s loss to Croatia
World Cup 2018: Peter Shilton mocks old adversary Diego Maradona after Argentina’s loss to Croatia
World Cup 2018: Peter Shilton mocks old adversary Diego Maradona after Argentina’s loss to Croatia
World Cup 2018: Peter Shilton mocks old adversary Diego Maradona after Argentina’s loss to Croatia
Argentina's Lionel Messi looks dejected after the match. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado
World Cup - Group D - Argentina vs Croatia
Argentina's Lionel Messi looks dejected after the match. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado
Argentina's Lionel Messi reacts after conceding their second goal scored by Croatia's Luka Modric. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
World Cup - Group D - Argentina vs Croatia
Argentina's Lionel Messi reacts after conceding their second goal scored by Croatia's Luka Modric. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
Argentina's Lionel Messi reacts after conceding their second goal scored by Croatia's Luka Modric. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
World Cup - Group D - Argentina vs Croatia
Argentina's Lionel Messi reacts after conceding their second goal scored by Croatia's Luka Modric. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Press Conference - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia's Vedran Corluka during the press conference REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
World Cup - Croatia Press Conference
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Press Conference - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia's Vedran Corluka during the press conference REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Press Conference - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia's Ivan Perisic during the press conference REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
World Cup - Croatia Press Conference
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Press Conference - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia's Ivan Perisic during the press conference REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Press Conference - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia's Vedran Corluka during the press conference REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
World Cup - Croatia Press Conference
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Press Conference - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia's Vedran Corluka during the press conference REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Press Conference - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia's Ivan Perisic during the press conference REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
World Cup - Croatia Press Conference
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Press Conference - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia's Ivan Perisic during the press conference REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
The Croatia international is keen to leave Santiago Bernabeu in search of regular first-team football
Kovacic announces intention to leave Real Madrid
The Croatia international is keen to leave Santiago Bernabeu in search of regular first-team football
The Croatia international is keen to leave Santiago Bernabeu in search of regular first-team football
Kovacic announces intention to leave Real Madrid
The Croatia international is keen to leave Santiago Bernabeu in search of regular first-team football
The Super Eagles turned out in style at the Volgograd Arena after a shoddy display against Croatia to the delight of the ex- goalkeeper
Emmanuel Babayaro hails Nigeria’s performance vs. Iceland
The Super Eagles turned out in style at the Volgograd Arena after a shoddy display against Croatia to the delight of the ex- goalkeeper
The Super Eagles turned out in style at the Volgograd Arena after a shoddy display against Croatia to the delight of the ex- goalkeeper
Emmanuel Babayaro hails Nigeria’s performance vs. Iceland
The Super Eagles turned out in style at the Volgograd Arena after a shoddy display against Croatia to the delight of the ex- goalkeeper
Argentina's Lionel Messi, centre, walks at the pitch during the group D match between Argentina and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. Croatia defeated Argentina 3-0. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
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Argentina's Lionel Messi, centre, walks at the pitch during the group D match between Argentina and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. Croatia defeated Argentina 3-0. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
Argentina's Lionel Messi reacts after the third goal of Croatia during the group D match between Argentina and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. Croatia won 3-0. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
The Latest: Germany, Mexico, Belgium headline Saturday games
Argentina's Lionel Messi reacts after the third goal of Croatia during the group D match between Argentina and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. Croatia won 3-0. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Croatia's fans walk from the Nizhniy Novgorod Kremlin during of the Russia 2018 World Cup football tournament. (AFP Photo/Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV)
Greener pastures
Croatia's fans walk from the Nizhniy Novgorod Kremlin during of the Russia 2018 World Cup football tournament. (AFP Photo/Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV)
Fans of Argentina lean against the security glass after their side's 0-3 lost against Croatia during the group D match at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
Messi needs to dig deep to end Argentina's woes at World Cup
Fans of Argentina lean against the security glass after their side's 0-3 lost against Croatia during the group D match at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
Argentina watches in disbelief at the end of a televised broadcast of the Croatia vs. Argentina World Cup soccer match, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, June 21, 2018. Argentina lost 3-0 to Croatia. (AP Photo Jorge Saenz)
Messi needs to dig deep to end Argentina's woes at World Cup
Argentina watches in disbelief at the end of a televised broadcast of the Croatia vs. Argentina World Cup soccer match, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, June 21, 2018. Argentina lost 3-0 to Croatia. (AP Photo Jorge Saenz)
Argentine fans react in disbelief at the end of a televised broadcast of the Croatia vs Argentina World Cup soccer match, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, June 21, 2018. Argentina lost 3-0 to Croatia. (AP Photo Jorge Saenz)
Messi needs to dig deep to end Argentina's woes at World Cup
Argentine fans react in disbelief at the end of a televised broadcast of the Croatia vs Argentina World Cup soccer match, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, June 21, 2018. Argentina lost 3-0 to Croatia. (AP Photo Jorge Saenz)
Argentina's Lionel Messi reacts after the group D match between Argentina and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. Croatia won 3-0. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Messi needs to dig deep to end Argentina's woes at World Cup
Argentina's Lionel Messi reacts after the group D match between Argentina and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. Croatia won 3-0. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
An Argentinian fan leans on a security glass at the end of the group D match between Argentina and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. Croatia defeated Argentina 3-0. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
Messi needs to dig deep to end Argentina's woes at World Cup
An Argentinian fan leans on a security glass at the end of the group D match between Argentina and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. Croatia defeated Argentina 3-0. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
Argentina's Lionel Messi, left, and Argentina's Nicolas Otamendi react at the end of the group D match between Argentina and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Nizhny Novgorod stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
Messi needs to dig deep to end Argentina's woes at World Cup
Argentina's Lionel Messi, left, and Argentina's Nicolas Otamendi react at the end of the group D match between Argentina and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Nizhny Novgorod stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Press Conference - Croatia Training Camp, Saint Petersburg, Russia - June 22, 2018 Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic during the press conference REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
World Cup - Croatia Press Conference
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Press Conference - Croatia Training Camp, Saint Petersburg, Russia - June 22, 2018 Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic during the press conference REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Press Conference - Croatia Training Camp, Saint Petersburg, Russia - June 22, 2018 Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic during the press conference REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
World Cup - Croatia Press Conference
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Press Conference - Croatia Training Camp, Saint Petersburg, Russia - June 22, 2018 Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic during the press conference REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
Argentina players gathered late Thursday night after their disastrous loss to Croatia and asked for Jorge Sampaoli’s immediate removal as manager, according to reports.
Argentina players reportedly asked for coach Jorge Sampaoli's removal
Argentina players gathered late Thursday night after their disastrous loss to Croatia and asked for Jorge Sampaoli’s immediate removal as manager, according to reports.
Argentina players gathered late Thursday night after their disastrous loss to Croatia and asked for Jorge Sampaoli’s immediate removal as manager, according to reports.
Argentina players reportedly asked for coach Jorge Sampaoli's removal
Argentina players gathered late Thursday night after their disastrous loss to Croatia and asked for Jorge Sampaoli’s immediate removal as manager, according to reports.
Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic said his team's performance left Lionel Messi 'powerless' (AFP Photo/Dimitar DILKOFF)
Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic said his team's performance left Lionel Messi 'powerless'
Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic said his team's performance left Lionel Messi 'powerless' (AFP Photo/Dimitar DILKOFF)
Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic said his team's performance left Lionel Messi 'powerless'
Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic said his team's performance left Lionel Messi 'powerless'
Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic said his team's performance left Lionel Messi 'powerless'
Diego Maradona was watching on as Argentina crashed to an embarrassing 3-0 defeat by Croatia
Diego Maradona was watching on as Argentina crashed to an embarrassing 3-0 defeat by Croatia
Diego Maradona was watching on as Argentina crashed to an embarrassing 3-0 defeat by Croatia
Diego Maradona was watching on as Argentina crashed to an embarrassing 3-0 defeat by Croatia (AFP Photo/Dimitar DILKOFF)
Diego Maradona was watching on as Argentina crashed to an embarrassing 3-0 defeat by Croatia
Diego Maradona was watching on as Argentina crashed to an embarrassing 3-0 defeat by Croatia (AFP Photo/Dimitar DILKOFF)
Argentina's Nicolas Otamendi (17) argues with Croatia's Dejan Lovren (6) during the group D match between Argentina and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Nizhny Novgorod stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
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Argentina's Nicolas Otamendi (17) argues with Croatia's Dejan Lovren (6) during the group D match between Argentina and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Nizhny Novgorod stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Press Conference - Croatia Training Camp, Saint Petersburg, Russia - June 22, 2018 Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic during the press conference REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
World Cup - Croatia Press Conference
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Press Conference - Croatia Training Camp, Saint Petersburg, Russia - June 22, 2018 Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic during the press conference REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Press Conference - Croatia Training Camp, Saint Petersburg, Russia - June 22, 2018 Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic during the press conference REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
World Cup - Croatia Press Conference
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Press Conference - Croatia Training Camp, Saint Petersburg, Russia - June 22, 2018 Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic during the press conference REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Press Conference - Croatia Training Camp, Saint Petersburg, Russia - June 22, 2018 Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic during the press conference REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
World Cup - Croatia Press Conference
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Press Conference - Croatia Training Camp, Saint Petersburg, Russia - June 22, 2018 Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic during the press conference REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Press Conference - Croatia Training Camp, Saint Petersburg, Russia - June 22, 2018 Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic during the press conference REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
World Cup - Croatia Press Conference
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Press Conference - Croatia Training Camp, Saint Petersburg, Russia - June 22, 2018 Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic during the press conference REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Press Conference - Croatia Training Camp, Saint Petersburg, Russia - June 22, 2018 Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic during the press conference REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
World Cup - Croatia Press Conference
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Press Conference - Croatia Training Camp, Saint Petersburg, Russia - June 22, 2018 Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic during the press conference REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Press Conference - Croatia Training Camp, Saint Petersburg, Russia - June 22, 2018 Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic during the press conference REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
World Cup - Croatia Press Conference
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Press Conference - Croatia Training Camp, Saint Petersburg, Russia - June 22, 2018 Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic during the press conference REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Press Conference - Croatia Training Camp, Saint Petersburg, Russia - June 22, 2018 Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic during the press conference REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
World Cup - Croatia Press Conference
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Press Conference - Croatia Training Camp, Saint Petersburg, Russia - June 22, 2018 Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic during the press conference REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Press Conference - Croatia Training Camp, Saint Petersburg, Russia - June 22, 2018 Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic during the press conference REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
World Cup - Croatia Press Conference
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Press Conference - Croatia Training Camp, Saint Petersburg, Russia - June 22, 2018 Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic during the press conference REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group D - Croatia vs Nigeria - Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad, Russia - June 16, 2018 Nigeria's Kelechi Iheanacho in action REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado
World Cup - Group D - Croatia vs Nigeria
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group D - Croatia vs Nigeria - Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad, Russia - June 16, 2018 Nigeria's Kelechi Iheanacho in action REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group D - Croatia vs Nigeria - Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad, Russia - June 16, 2018 Nigeria's Kelechi Iheanacho in action REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado
World Cup - Group D - Croatia vs Nigeria
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group D - Croatia vs Nigeria - Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad, Russia - June 16, 2018 Nigeria's Kelechi Iheanacho in action REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group D - Croatia vs Nigeria - Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad, Russia - June 16, 2018 Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr talks with a referee REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
World Cup - Group D - Croatia vs Nigeria
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group D - Croatia vs Nigeria - Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad, Russia - June 16, 2018 Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr talks with a referee REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
Jorge Sampaoli shows the strain during the defeat to Croatia.
As fighters, as entertainers, as a team, this Argentina project has failed
Jorge Sampaoli shows the strain during the defeat to Croatia.
Lionel Messi was ‘completely absent and disconnected’ during Argentina’s defeat by Croatia.
Argentina’s shambolic performance leaves country on brink of mutiny
Lionel Messi was ‘completely absent and disconnected’ during Argentina’s defeat by Croatia.
Argentina TV host holds a minute's silence after 3-0 defeat to Croatia at World Cup 2018
Argentina TV host holds a minute's silence after 3-0 defeat to Croatia at World Cup 2018
Argentina TV host holds a minute's silence after 3-0 defeat to Croatia at World Cup 2018
Argentina TV host holds a minute's silence after 3-0 defeat to Croatia at World Cup 2018
Argentina TV host holds a minute's silence after 3-0 defeat to Croatia at World Cup 2018
Argentina TV host holds a minute's silence after 3-0 defeat to Croatia at World Cup 2018
World Cup 2018: Peter Shilton mocks old adversary Diego Maradona after Argentina’s loss to Croatia
World Cup 2018: Peter Shilton mocks old adversary Diego Maradona after Argentina’s loss to Croatia
World Cup 2018: Peter Shilton mocks old adversary Diego Maradona after Argentina’s loss to Croatia
World Cup 2018: Peter Shilton mocks old adversary Diego Maradona after Argentina’s loss to Croatia
World Cup 2018: Peter Shilton mocks old adversary Diego Maradona after Argentina’s loss to Croatia
World Cup 2018: Peter Shilton mocks old adversary Diego Maradona after Argentina’s loss to Croatia
World Cup 2018: Peter Shilton mocks old adversary Diego Maradona after Argentina’s loss to Croatia
World Cup 2018: Peter Shilton mocks old adversary Diego Maradona after Argentina’s loss to Croatia
World Cup 2018: Peter Shilton mocks old adversary Diego Maradona after Argentina’s loss to Croatia
World Cup 2018: Peter Shilton mocks old adversary Diego Maradona after Argentina’s loss to Croatia
World Cup 2018: Peter Shilton mocks old adversary Diego Maradona after Argentina’s loss to Croatia
World Cup 2018: Peter Shilton mocks old adversary Diego Maradona after Argentina’s loss to Croatia
Argentina's Lionel Messi looks dejected after the match. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado
World Cup - Group D - Argentina vs Croatia
Argentina's Lionel Messi looks dejected after the match. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado
Argentina's Lionel Messi reacts after conceding their second goal scored by Croatia's Luka Modric. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
World Cup - Group D - Argentina vs Croatia
Argentina's Lionel Messi reacts after conceding their second goal scored by Croatia's Luka Modric. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
Argentina's Lionel Messi reacts after conceding their second goal scored by Croatia's Luka Modric. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
World Cup - Group D - Argentina vs Croatia
Argentina's Lionel Messi reacts after conceding their second goal scored by Croatia's Luka Modric. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
Lionel Messi has a wretched night against Croatia (AFP Photo/Dimitar DILKOFF)
Lionel Messi has a wretched night against Croatia
Lionel Messi has a wretched night against Croatia (AFP Photo/Dimitar DILKOFF)
Argentina's coach Jorge Sampaoli reacts during the FIFA World Cup 2018 group D preliminary round soccer match between Argentina and Croatia in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, 21 June 2018. EFE
Argentina's coach Jorge Sampaoli reacts during the FIFA World Cup 2018 group D preliminary round soccer match between Argentina and Croatia in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, 21 June 2018. EFE
Argentina's coach Jorge Sampaoli reacts during the FIFA World Cup 2018 group D preliminary round soccer match between Argentina and Croatia in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, 21 June 2018. EFE
Croatia's Luka Modric scores their second goal. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado
World Cup - Group D - Argentina vs Croatia
Croatia's Luka Modric scores their second goal. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado
Croatia's Ante Rebic scores their first goal. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
World Cup - Group D - Argentina vs Croatia
Croatia's Ante Rebic scores their first goal. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
Croatia's Ivan Rakitic scores their third goal. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
World Cup - Group D - Argentina vs Croatia
Croatia's Ivan Rakitic scores their third goal. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
Croatia's Ivan Rakitic scores their third goal. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
World Cup - Group D - Argentina vs Croatia
Croatia's Ivan Rakitic scores their third goal. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
World Cup 2018: Luka Modric revels in ‘the perfect match’ as his favourite goal helps Croatia down Argentina
World Cup 2018: Luka Modric revels in ‘the perfect match’ as his favourite goal helps Croatia down Argentina
World Cup 2018: Luka Modric revels in ‘the perfect match’ as his favourite goal helps Croatia down Argentina
World Cup 2018: Luka Modric revels in ‘the perfect match’ as his favourite goal helps Croatia down Argentina
World Cup 2018: Luka Modric revels in ‘the perfect match’ as his favourite goal helps Croatia down Argentina
World Cup 2018: Luka Modric revels in ‘the perfect match’ as his favourite goal helps Croatia down Argentina
World Cup 2018: Luka Modric revels in ‘the perfect match’ as his favourite goal helps Croatia down Argentina
World Cup 2018: Luka Modric revels in ‘the perfect match’ as his favourite goal helps Croatia down Argentina
World Cup 2018: Luka Modric revels in ‘the perfect match’ as his favourite goal helps Croatia down Argentina
World Cup 2018: Luka Modric revels in ‘the perfect match’ as his favourite goal helps Croatia down Argentina
World Cup 2018: Luka Modric revels in ‘the perfect match’ as his favourite goal helps Croatia down Argentina
World Cup 2018: Luka Modric revels in ‘the perfect match’ as his favourite goal helps Croatia down Argentina
World Cup 2018: Luka Modric revels in ‘the perfect match’ as his favourite goal helps Croatia down Argentina
World Cup 2018: Luka Modric revels in ‘the perfect match’ as his favourite goal helps Croatia down Argentina
World Cup 2018: Luka Modric revels in ‘the perfect match’ as his favourite goal helps Croatia down Argentina
World Cup 2018: Luka Modric revels in ‘the perfect match’ as his favourite goal helps Croatia down Argentina
World Cup 2018: Luka Modric revels in ‘the perfect match’ as his favourite goal helps Croatia down Argentina
World Cup 2018: Luka Modric revels in ‘the perfect match’ as his favourite goal helps Croatia down Argentina

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